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New Business Statistics

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Number of new employee firms and closures by year
YearNew BusinessesClosed BusinessesBankruptcies
2014514,332 e548,159 e55,250 e
2013502,136 e593,236 e59,256 e
2012520,780 e621,074 e61,250 e
2010563,420675,03465,250
2009552,600660,90060,837
2008626,400663,90043,546
2007668,395592,41028,322
2006670,058599,33319,695
2005644,122565,74539,201
U.S. Business StatisticsData
Total number of businesses in United States26,500,000
Number of firms with employees5,400,000
Number of firms without employees21,100,000
Percent of businesses with fewer than 500 employees99.7 %
Number of nonfarm private sector workers in the US120,900,000
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Small Business Association, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Census Bureau
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 5, 2016

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